This cookbook and its companion volume Sweet Memories of Christmas are based on verbal history obtained from interviews and written surveys involving over a hundred persons. Their recollections span nearly a century. Published 1991. 33 recipes, 37 pages. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Soft cover, saddle-stitched. ISBN-10: 0-925117-49-8. ISBN-13: 978-0-925117-49-6.
Patricia B. Mitchell sent out a questionnaire to family, friends, and readers to glean much of the information in her Coming Home for Christmas Cookbook. She asked about Christmas menus, gifts, Santa snacks, stockings, parties, etc. The fascinating responses are the “building blocks” of this work; those answers, recipes, and a happy, nostalgic narrative add up to make this book enjoyable to own, and perfect to give as a gift.
“Van Winkle Meat Balls,” “Herman's Hot Rum Punch,” “Glasnost Russian Tea,” “Yule Bisque,” “Ho-Ho-Ho Baco Biscuits,” and “Crisp Kringle Oat Cookies” are a few of the yummy recipes found in Coming Home for Christmas Cookbook. Equally delightful are all the traditions described by the survey respondents.
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